Nov 23, 2007 8:56pm
Re: must have shows??
When you really want to let the world go by, and put yourself in a time that never ends for anyone who can go there:
OK... on special occasions for friends who relate better to the "newer" GD stuff...
it's hu-hu-huge with overall solid playing throughout, and while other shows may have slightly better versions (of acoustical, esp.) or a song this one doesn't, it IS a must have show:
(May 15, 1970)
Imagine yourself back at the Fillmore before Time magazine and CBS got wind of the hippies and the scene got flooded with Pigpen lookalikes:
here are but a few of the archive reviews:
Reviewer: buscameby - - November 6, 2007
Subject: Quintessential early Dead
This is a must hear or have to anyone who loves early Dead.
Great recording and rare moments make for a very happy deadhead*S*.
Reviewer: Cliff Hucker - - July 21, 2007
Subject: Take my mind and leave...
Amazing Cream Puff War!
Hard to believe this is only 1966. This primal jam just goes on and on, and at times is surprisingly sophisticated! (A- 98 pts)
Reviewer: Randy I - - April 7, 2007
After 40 years this music stands the test of time.
Reviewer: EdDead - - May 19, 2006
Subject: The One
The Grateful Dead at their best. Cream Puff War defines the essence of their improvisational all-for-one and one-for-all credo with Garcia exploring the outer limits.
As always you can listen to Phil Lesh just for his lines alone and Pigpen really shines.
The recording has that great LIVE sound.
I guess everyone has their own tightly held belief in what the Grateful Dead may or may not be. For me this is it.
Reviewer: DeadHeadHippy90 - - May 18, 2006
Subject: Good Stuff
This is really great, it shows how good they have always been. The sound is great and they play their songs and the covers very well...
Reviewer: Darrylizer - - May 5, 2006
Subject: A show of rock and roll abandon
This is a must have show. The Dead sound like a garage punk band they're so energetic. Pigpen's rollicking organ is way up in the mix and it's cool to hear how integral he was to their early sound. Garcia and company play with bluesy abandon. A really dynamic show from the very early years of the Dead, stream it now.
And if you want to hear the Dead playing in their own private Idaho (Rio Nido), to a very small audience:
Reviewer: redwinter - - September 18, 2007
Subject: My Favorite
This has got to be the greatest unreleased Grateful Dead set even though Midnight Hour and Viola Lee have been released.
... dreamy bluesy recording. Jerry is already in transcendant from with Dancing In The Streets and Midnight Hour.
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl sounds more like a free form jam and not as tight as it would become in 68 and 69.
The fade out at the end sounds like you're waking from a daydream on the Mississippi Delta. And the dreamy Alligator, the sole original here, is to die for.
Reviewer: HagarJr - - May 18, 2007
Subject: Midnight Hour
This is the version of Midnight Hour that Phil Lesh... put on his album "Fallout from the Phil Zone".
Reviewer: Chris U. - - June 24, 2006
Subject: They never got rounder than this
Oh how I do love the sound of this recording the most plasticized analog sounds ever magnetized to tape...
certainly the number of tapes which captures this excercise in subconscious stimulation can be counted on one hand...
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